|Fitness Reality 810XLT |
Cage with Lat Machine
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The Super Max 810XLT is one of the power cages released by Fitness Reality in 2017, and so far, it is one of the highest-rated FR strength training systems. In this post, we’re going to cover the FR 810XLT cage with the FR 710 lat attachment included. For reference, this is the Fitness Reality part number 2821.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 68L x 46.5W x 84.5H inches (173L x 118W x 215H cm)
- Assembled weight: 150+ lbs (68+ kg)
- Weight capacity:
Cage & safety bars: 800 lbs (362.8 kg)
Lat pulldown attachment: 270 lbs (122.4 kg);
- Upright bar positions: 19
- Possible exercises: 40+
- Warranty: 1 year limited
Frame, parts, and accessories
The Fitness Reality 810XLT power cage features a heavy-duty frame made of 2″ x 2″ tubular steel. All the steel parts in its construction are powder coated with a corrosion-resistant finish. The upright bars are gray, while the base bars, the top chinning bars, and the rear stability bars are black. The upright guide bar of the lat machine and the safety bars have a chrome finish.
The fully assembled cage with the lat machine attached is fairly large. It has a footprint of approx. 68″L x 46.5″W (173 x 118 cm), while its height exceeds 7′ (213 cm). Therefore, you will need an area of at least 100″ x 100″ (254 x 254 cm) for it, and a ceiling height of at least 8′ (244 cm).
Since it does not include a weight stack like the Body-Solid Powerline PSM1442XS for example, this Fitness Reality power cage is not extremely heavy. But still weighs more than 150 lbs (68 kg) without a barbell or weight plates attached. Therefore, it offers excellent stability, so it doesn’t need to be anchored to the floor. Its base bars don’t have pre-drilled holes for this purpose. They rest on ABS pads for floor protection, but it is recommended to assemble and use the unit on a rubberized mat.
The cage upright bars have 19 attachment positions for the safety bars, or the dip bars in case you opt for them (they are not included). Two 23″ (58.4 cm) safety bars, and two 3 1/4″ (8.2 cm) catch bars are included with the cage. They all have a chrome finish and are rated for weight loads up to 800 lbs (362.8 kg).
The included Fitness Reality 710 lat attachment is equipped with 7 heavy-duty pulleys which integrate ball bearings for a smooth movement and a long lifespan. The exact tensile strength of the cable is not specified, but it is a steel cable with a nylon coating made to withstand much more than the maximum load specified for the lat machine.
A bench is not included with the Fitness Reality 810XLT 2821, but you can opt for the FR 1000 bench which is sold separately. However, the cage does include the knee stopper attachment which features two extra thick foam rollers for superior comfort.
In terms of accessories, this Fitness Reality cage and lat attachment system includes a short bar for low rows, a curved bar for lat pull-downs, a short extension chain, and two spring clips for the lat attachment pegs.
The Fitness Reality 810XLT 2821 offers four main workout stations. These are:
Power cage. Just as any other power cage, the 810XLT gives you the possibility to perform squats, curls, shrugs or other exercises while safely using a heavy barbell. A barbell and weight plates are not included with the unit, but as a general idea, it is designed for usage with 7′ Olympic barbells.
Pull-up and chinning station. This workout station consists of two curved parallel bars attached to the top of the cage. They have a multi-grip design, offering the possibility to perform all types of pull-up and chin-up exercises. The weight capacity is not specified for these top bars, which means that you should be able to perform any weighted pull-ups or chin-up without any issues.
High-pulley station. This is the primary workout station for the lat machine. It offers the possibility to perform lat pull-downs, tricep press-downs and a multitude of other high-pulley cable exercises. As we’ve mentioned above, a standard 39″ (96.5 cm) lat bar is included for it. It has rubberized curved grips for optimal comfort.
Low-pulley station. The unit’s low pulley allows the execution of seated rows, stand-up curls or other low pulley exercises. A short bar with rubberized handles is included for this workout station.
Weight Resistance System
As we’ve mentioned above, the Fitness Reality 810XLT with lat attachment does not include a barbell and weight plates. The lat attachment does not have its own weight stack, but it is equipped with two Standard pegs (1″ in diameter) which can be loaded with dumbbell or barbell weight plates. Each peg of the lat machine moving element measures 6.5″ (16.5 cm), so it can hold at least a few plates.
The machine does not include Olympic adapters for 2″ plates, but you can opt for a set and load the lat machine with Olympic plates. A set of 1″ springs for fixing Standard plates on it is included, though.
The moving element of the lat machine is rated for a weight capacity of 270 lbs (122.4 kg). The exact weight ratio provided by the lat machine is not specified either.
- Wide grip pull-ups
- Muscle pull-ups
- Behind head pull-ups
- Around the world pull-ups
- One arm pull-ups
- Weighted pull-ups
- Close grip chin-ups
- Wide grip chin-ups
- One hand chin-ups
- Weighted chin-ups
- Hanging knee raises
- Hanging leg raises
- Assisted dips
- Weighted dips
- Band-resisted dips
- Dip to leg raise
- Side-to-side dips
- Gironda dips
- Reverse Gironda dips
- Lat pull-downs
- Close-grip pulldowns
- Behind head pulldowns
- Aerobic rowing
- Kneeling rowing
- Biceps curls
- Triceps press downs
- Chest presses
- Single-arm chest presses
- Wide grip chest presses
- Close grip chest presses
- High-pulley crunches
- High-pulley twist crunches
- Seated trunk rotations
- Standing trunk rotations
- Stand-up leg curls
- Calf raises
- Single-leg squats
- Kneeling single-leg squats
- Wide squats
- Twisting squats
- Jumping squats
- Hip extensions
- Hip adductions
- Hip abductions
- … and more
Of course, some of these exercises require extra accessories. For example, chest presses call for a bench, while dip exercises require the dip handle attachments which are not included. For lat pull-downs, if you don’t opt for the bench, you can always use a chair.
Assembly and Maintenance
The machine requires full assembly. It comes in several boxes and the process will take at least a few hours. The included manuals provide pretty clear assembly instructions, and some of the tools for assembly are included.
Once the machine is fully assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. The guide bar of the lat machine moving element may need periodic lubrication for a smooth movement of the load. Other than this, it is recommended to periodically check the unit for loose bolts and parts, and re-tighten them if it’s the case.
- Sturdy, all-steel frame – can support loads up to 800 lbs;
- 4 workout stations, power cage, including lat pulldown station, pull-up/chin-up station, low pulley station;
- The cage is designed for 7′ barbells;
- Smooth pulley and cable movement;
- Chrome-plated catch bars and safety bars rated for 800 lbs capacity;
- 19 attachment positions for the catch bars and safety bars;
- Knee stopper element included featuring thick foam rollers for extra comfort;
- Multi-grip pull-up station;
- 270 lbs weight capacity for the lat machine;
- Lat pulldown bar included;
- Short bar for low pulley exercises included;
- Spring clips for fixing weight plates on the lat attachment are included;
- Over 40 possible exercises;
- Quiet operation;
- Little maintenance required;
- Fairly easy to assemble for a home gym.
- Dip handles are not included;
- Olympic (2″) adapters for the lat attachment are not included.
The Fitness Reality 810XLT (2821) is a power cage made for home use which includes a lat machine with high and low pulleys. It’s a strength training system for users of all levels offering a load capacity of 800 lbs for the cage and 270 lbs for the lat machine. It’s a versatile strength training system that allows the execution of over 40 gym-quality exercises involving most muscle groups. In all, it’s an excellent piece of powerlifting equipment, offering great value for the price.